First Cupcake ATM and Macaron Ice-Cream ATM in South Africa

Pretoria-Based Shazmin's Petite Patisserie has launched the first Cupcake ATM and the first Macaron Ice-Cream ATM in Sub-Saharan Africa!


Photo Credits Nabihah Plaatjes


Shazmin, who began her patisserie as a home-based business in 2010 by making Macarons, Cupcakes and other delicious goodies, had been fascinated with the idea of the Cupcake ATM when she first saw it online in America and worked to bring this entirely new concept to South Africa.

The two confectionery dispensing ATMs are currently located in the Mr Price Court in Sandton City for the next week. Thereafter the Cupcake ATM can be found next to Krispy Kreme in the Food Court and the Macaron Ice-Cream ATM will be located in the Nelson Mandela Square.

The ATMs work with a cashless system, so you swipe, insert or tap your card for payment.

There are many flavours and favourites to choose from like Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes to Oreo Ice-Cream Macarons.

Have a look at our YouTube channel for the full video of how the machine works and a few words from Shazmin.

Visit the ATMs in the next three days dressed in pink and you could stand a chance to WIN spot prizes.



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